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  • What's the best scroll saw under $100 retail

    the dewalt 788 is a ridiculous $429 or so
    but a 16" delta is only about $94

  • #2
    Only ridiculous if you don't care about vibration, accuracy and ease of use -- and probably longevity. It may be out of reach financially (as it was for me for some time), but that's about life and not about the saw.

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    • #3
      A few years ago, I needed a backup saw for my DeWalt and I found a Black & Decker for $110 that fills the bill very nicely. It would be a very good starter scroll saw for a reasonable price. I agree, however, that if you want true quality it starts with the DeWalt and a $400 outlay.....Good Luck....

      Carter

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      • #4
        Sniper, I have said it before and will say it again, if you purchase a cheap scroll saw that is what you will have. You most likely will not enjoy scrolling with it and end up getting a more expensive one. Delta has the SS350LS for $189.99 which is a fairly good saw then you jump up to the Dewalt 788 and the Delta P-20 for just under $500. Check out www.scrollsaws.com before you decide on a saw. Mick.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sniper
          the dewalt 788 is a ridiculous $429 or so
          but a 16" delta is only about $94
          Oh how this hurts. Over and over again. I wish I had a dime for everyone of these posts.
          John T.

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          • #6
            The newly re-designed SIP variable speed 16" machine I saw demonstrated at the International Woodworking and Turning Exhibition in Stoneleigh today looked like ridiculously good value for only £50. Judging from the numbers that were sold, we could be about to see scrolling take off in the UK at last .

            I'm sorry if this might not be much use to many of you, but the original question didn't impose international restraints .

            Gill
            There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
            (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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            • #7
              I found this on Amazon.com
              Delta SS250 Shopmaster 16" Variable Speed Scroll
              Saw
              Tools & Hardware: See all 58 items (Rate this item) Buy new: $94.94 Used & new from $94.94 Usually ships in 24 hours
              A friend of mine has one and cuts anything he wants with it.
              Next lever goes from $ 350.00 t0 $ 550.00 Delta P-20 seems to be a good saw. The new Dremel people say is a good one.
              However normally you get what you pay.
              Mike M
              SD Mike

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              • #8
                seems to be some variation on responses

                I should also mention I dont plan on using this for every day or even every week use... just for making inside cuts. Im no professional, im 22 and these "projects" are usually just for me or family members, so spending $400 would be a waste for me, especially since I dont work

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                • #9
                  Reply With Quote"I should also mention I dont plan on using this for every day or even every week use... just for making inside cuts. Im no professional, im 22 and these "projects" are usually just for me or family members, so spending $400 would be a waste for me, especially since I dont work"


                  Might I suggest that you look at the post "St Paul Cathederal."

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                  • #10
                    that had nothing to do with this, I dont get the point of that reply...
                    Last edited by Sniper; 10-16-2005, 06:51 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Sniper,
                      I think Plain Old Ed was trying to say, that you don't need an electric saw. Just a hand frame can do it. Like the London Cathedral what was made with a hand frame. http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/t5852.html
                      Mike
                      SD Mike

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                      • #12
                        1) dunno what a hand frame is
                        2) I dont have that kinda skill, heh

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                        • #13
                          Sniper,
                          A hand frame (Also called a hand fretsaw) looks like a coping saw with an oversized throat. It usually uses scroll saw blades. Here is a link to one

                          http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,42884,42902

                          Bob
                          www.GrobetUSA.com

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                          • #14
                            Born to scroll!

                            You can always tell the scroller who uses a hand frame, they are the ones with only one 24" bicep!
                            I can see a cartoon T-Shirt in the making here!
                            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Mike.

                              Ed

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